LEASE FORMS & CONTRACTS
As an AAGD member, you have exclusive access to the most recognized and comprehensive lease contracts and property management forms in the state.
More than two dozen different standardized forms are available, including some in NCR versions. Many forms are available in English with Spanish.
Other stand-alone Spanish versions are available to help you bridge any language barriers with your residents. Forms are written in plain English (not legalese), and designed for an eighth-grade education. Forms are updated regularly to reflect changes in the law, court decisions and member experience.
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Exclusive forms software
With TAA's Forms for Windows®, members can complete TAA lease forms and REDBOOK sample management forms on plain paper with a laser or inkjet printer and a computer using the Windows® operating system.
Or, use TAA Forms Online, the web-based counterpart to Forms for Windows®, for the added convenience of a web-based format. This means easy access across the Internet without installing software.
And, TAA's Small Owner Package offers independent owners with less than 25 units an affordable, convenient option.
2012-2013 TAA REDBOOK Online!
Accessing TAA's new REDBOOK OnlineBack to list TAA's new REDBOOK Online is now available at the touch of a keyboard 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever you are. This new resource gives you immediate access to the legal information you need.
Access to the REDBOOK Online has been customized to fit your needs. Please determine which of the following access types applies to you to identify the appropriate entry point and process.
Properties/owners using TAA's lease forms programs
If your property uses TAA's Forms for Windows or Forms Online programs, you have direct access to the REDBOOK Online from your forms package.
Note that Forms for Windows users must download the recent program update, version 4.43, from www.bluemoon.com to access the REDBOOK Online. Click on the download link in the upper left corner of the Blue Moon website in the "TAA News" box and follow the screen instructions. If you need assistance downloading the update, please contact Blue Moon Technical Support between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 512/322-0999.
In both TAA Forms for Windows and Forms Online, users will see a new menu addition to access the REDBOOK Online. In addition, when you are using a REDBOOK form for which TAA General Counsel has written commentary in the printed REDBOOK, you can click "View Commentary" on your toolbar to go straight to the commentary on the form. Some forms also include a "View Article" button that takes you directly to a related article in the REDBOOK Online. Additional references will be added as content is updated.
Corporate contacts for companies whose properties use TAA's lease forms programs
If your company holds 10 or more site licenses to TAA's Forms for Windows or Forms Online programs, you are entitled to complimentary access for one corporate representative for every 10 site licenses. If you have questions about your corporate access, please contact Glenda R. Holmes, ABC at 512/479-6252.
Corporate representatives will access the REDBOOK Online from the TAA website. First, you will need to login as a member on the site, choose "TAA REDBOOK Online" in the left side navigation and then choose "CLICK HERE" under "Corporate and Association Contacts."
You will then be taken to the REDBOOK Online homepage, where you can use the "tab-based" navigation, the robust search feature or "My Favorites" to access the content you need.
Members who want to subscribe to the REDBOOK Online
Members can subscribe to the REDBOOK Online through the TAA website using a credit card for only $53.30 per year.
You must login as a member to access the subscription page. Once logged in, choose "TAA REDBOOK Online" in the left-side navigation and the follow the "CLICK HERE" link under "Subscribe Now."
All members using the REDBOOK Online have access to features that will help you find the information you need, when you need it.
For example, the customizable search feature allows you to search single words or phrases quickly and easily, and to identify whether you want to search the entire site, which is the default, or if you'd like to search a portion of the site only--legal articles, for example. To make the most of the search feature, read the "search tips" located just under the search box on the site.
For those who want quick access to specific content, you'll want to check out "My Favorites," a feature that allows you to "bookmark" certain content that you can access easily over and over again. You can also set your favorites page as the homepage, for your convenience. Almost all content in the REDBOOK Online can be bookmarked.
Questions and feedback
If you have any questions about the REDBOOK Online, contact TAA at 512/479-6252. TAA lease forms users having trouble logging in can contact Blue Moon Software at 512/322-0999
The indispensable legal handbook for rental property owners and managers in Texas.
The 2012-2013 TAA REDBOOK features work by the best and brightest rental housing experts from around the state and a continued focus on what you need to know to operate your business effectively, efficiently and legally. Here’s some of what you’ll find inside:
More than 800 pages of legal information, with more than 100 detailed articles written by TAA’s general counsel and members of the association’s Legal Counsel Advisory Council, including a new detailed article on TAA’s Lease Contract provisions.
►A new synopsis section on each legal article to give you an at-a-glance summary
►A streamlined approach to the Redbook, cutting through the clutter to the information you need most.
►Seven new sample forms for use by owners and managers, more than 41 revised sample forms and 16 revised TAA lease forms
►24 new sections and 52 revised or amended sections of statutes or rules+ A revamped “Helpful Resources” section that includes contact numbers and other key info you need at your fingertips, as well as step-by-step charts to walk you through common processes like eviction, lockout, landlord’s lien, utility cutoffs, towing, and more.
►A revamped “Helpful Resources” section that includes contact numbers and other key info you need at your fingertips, as well as step-by-step charts to walk you through common processes like eviction, lockout, landlord’s lien, utility cutoffs, towing, and more.
►A revised “Landlord/Tenant” section, with all landlord/tenant laws in one easy-to-find location
►An expanded new “Eviction and Remedies” section, with all you need to know about exercising your lease remedies
►Color-coded tabs to help you quickly locate information.
►Member Price: $119.00 plus S/H and state sales tax.
►Non-Member Price: $169.00 plus S/H and state sales tax.
To order call (972) 385-9091